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Gunby Hall and Gardens

Gunby, Spilsby PE23 5SS, England
+44 1754 890102
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Lovely garden but the house wasn't open

It was drizzling as we arrived and I glad we ignored this and had a wander. The garden is a series... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pad4535
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north luffenham
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Very nice

Lovely national trust site near Skegness. The gardens are beautiful. There is place for cakes and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Gunby Hall is a country house in Gunby, near Spilsby, in Lincolnshire. Otherwise known as Tennyson’s ‘Haunt of Ancient Peace’, Gunby Hall is a fine ‘William and Mary’ red brick house, dating from 1700 and extended in the 1870s, located in a quiet corner of Lincolnshire. Many of the rooms are paneled and there is a beautiful oak staircase. The house contains collections of grand family portraits, elegant furniture and exquisite china. The Massingberd family had connections with many influential people of their day; from the Wedgewood family, Tennyson and the composer Ralph Vaughn Williams to Rudyard Kipling and Charles Darwin. Bennett Langton, James Boswell and Dr Johnson were also regular visitors to the house and there is a famous signed copy of Boswell’s ‘The Life of Dr Johnson’ kept in the Library. Joshua Reynolds’ paintings of Bennett Langton and his wife are part of the collection as well a beautiful grand piano that Ralph Vaughn Williams played when visiting the Massingberds. The exquisite garden is planted with traditional English plants, fruit and flowers. It has a dovecot that pre dates the house and a charming loveseat hidden away behind fragrant roses
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Gunby, Spilsby PE23 5SS, England
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+44 1754 890102
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was drizzling as we arrived and I glad we ignored this and had a wander. The garden is a series of sections which we could wander around at our leisure in and out of various paths. Lots of different plants although there were no...More

Thank pad4535
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely national trust site near Skegness. The gardens are beautiful. There is place for cakes and drinks with plenty of outside seating for a sunny day.

Thank David M
Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your kind review - come again soon! Best wishes from all of us at Gunby.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited Gunby Hall and Gardens. The gardens at this time of year are stunning, and you can tell that a lot of hard work has been put into maintaining the high standard. The Hall was not as grand as I expected, no sweeping staircase,...More

Thank Jan W
Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind and honest review of Gunby. We're so pleased that you had a nice day with us. There are plans to upgrade our catering facilities in the coming year, so we look forward to looking after you even better. Warmest wishes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit this magnificent place that belongs to the National Trust. It was one of the good surprises living in such a short distance and never had the idea to visit. If you love nature, beautiful gardens, organic fruit...More

Thank Sonia E
Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review and gorgeous photos! The whole team is delighted that you had such a nice day with us. Our tea-room will be upgraded and extended in the coming year, so we hope you'll like us even better then... Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this lovely hall by accident although we are members of National Trust . We had a lovely couple of hours walking around gardens and resting with a cup of coffee and cake . The hall itself is wonderful and all the volunteers...More

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Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words - we're so pleased you found us! It will be nice to welcome you many more times. Warmest wishes from Gunby's staff and volunteers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small house compared to some but nice. Beautiful walled gardens so quite sheltered. With flowers and veg and fruit trees. Worth a visit if on your way to the Coast. Good 2hrs with a tea room for tea coffee and cake.

Thank Helen G
Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review: come again soon! Kind regards from all Gunby's staff and volunteers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gunby Hall, near Spilsby Lincolnshire is a National Trust property. What a beautiful plave to visit. Along with the hall, a church, tea rooms, gorgeous gardens and vegetable garden there are also walks down to earthworks where a moated manor was used by the Gunby...More

Thank NickyRainbow
Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review - we're so pleased you enjoyed Gunby and the guided walks. We hope you come back throughout the season to see different colours in the gardens. Best wishes from the whole team.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place to take our grandson. He loved seeing the fish in the carp pond and butterflies in the grounds. He had fun with the croquet set and the wooden building blocks. Sadly the water pump didn't work unlike the one at Southwell which...More

Thank Fenlandier
Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback about the baby-changing facilities. We agree that the location isn't perfect for the baby-changer, but at the moment the toilet in the basement is the only one with enough space for it. We've taken on board that there...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We arrived about 12 noon and were in need of coffee, cake and loo. A rather small serving area, not sure how staff would cope with a rush on a busy day. Plenty of outdoor seating, and inside the old stables. Very nice scones and...More

Thank jfjackson
Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review - we're so pleased you had a good day with us (in spite of the long journey). You mention that you would like to see behind some of the closed doors in the...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Never been to Gunby Hall before, what a surprise it was, the house and gardens are beautiful, it was a lovely sunny day in august with plenty of visitors. My wife and self strolled round the gardens which were in full bloom, lots of people...More

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Astrid G, Guest Relations Manager at Gunby Hall and Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Thanks for your kind words about Gunby - we're so pleased you made the most of your day with us. We hope this was the first of many visits and look forward to seeing you both at Gunby throughout the season. With kind regards from...More

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eds0n1234
What are the opening times
24 July 2016|
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Response from scorpiocat | Reviewed this property |
Approx. 11 - 4.
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911vinjo
can somebody tell me why nobody from gunby hall is answering the questions?
27 March 2016|
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Response from Astrid G | Property representative |
We're really sorry not to have answered your query before but due to IT issues we could not get into this feature until recently. Gunby is open from mid March - end of October. The gardens and tea-room are open 7 days a... More
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